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YouTube Music becomes the future of Google’s music streaming ambitions
Google is merging its Google Play Music system into YouTube and has introduced a bunch of impressive new features.
Hands-on review: JBL Link Bar, the three-in-one smart speaker
JBL Link Bar is one of the devices out there that propose a solution to the 'too many devices' problem by having three devices in one: A sound bar, an Android TV and Google Home.
Google adds iPhone capability to Advanced Protection Program
iPhone users are now able to use their phones to sign up to Google’s Advanced Protection Program, using the iPhone’s built-in security key technology.
Animoca Brands acquires San Fran gaming company behind Power Rangers
“Animoca Brands is the perfect strategic partner for nWay, as the Company brings a deep history of innovation, talent and IPs which can help further the main goal of nWay to create amazing games."
PAX Technology prepares for AU rollout of Android payment terminals
Payment terminals provider PAX Technology will launch its Android products into the Australian market next year, following completion of domestic compliance and software requirements.
Spark to offer Android's zero-touch enrolment solution
"By using an automated enrolment method, Android devices can be used at scale with enforced security."
OPPO unveils new innovations to ColorOS
OPPO has finally released its custom Android-based operating system outside of the China market, with the company celebrating the launch of ColorOS 7 last week in India.
Volvo reveals new Android-powered infotainment system
Volvo is the first company to team up with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in.
Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface tech
Has the company figured out the answer to the elusive dual-screen touch device?
Nokia releases latest low-price Android Go phone
Nokia 1 Plus delivers exceptional value with a big screen, latest Android and clean design.
Samsung says 'hundreds of apps' will work with Galaxy Fold
‘Hundreds’ of apps on the Google Play and Galaxy Stores have been updated to work with the foldable phone, thanks to a collaboration with Google to improve integrated Android OS support.
Nokia releases low-price, high feature 4.2 smartphone
Includes integration with Google Assistant, Photos, face unlocking on the Android 9 Pie OS.
Security flaw left Android phones open to SMS phishing attacks found
Check Point Research discovered the vulnerability impacts phones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony.
Android 10 is coming: Here's what's new
Android 10 is rolling out on Google Pixel phones this week, with a wider rollout expected to follow suit for other manufacturers and devices in the near future.
Android’s zero-touch enrollment gains new A/NZ partners
New opportunities for resellers as eligible devices need to be purchased directly from an enterprise reseller or Google partner.
Check Point research discovers new variant of mobile malware
“Agent Smith” malware automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions without a user’s knowledge or interaction.
Tinder unveils 'lite' version of its dating app
The new version will increase the app's performance and accessibility in emerging areas where data access is limited and mobile app use is more costly for users.
Google puts Huawei on the Android naughty list
Google has apparently suspended Huawei’s licence to use the full Android platform, according to media reports.
Paranoid Android? Examining three key trends in Android malware
It definitely doesn’t mean you are paranoid if you’re worried about Android security: the threat landscape is growing in every dimension.
Mobile Mentor leads the way in Android for MSPs
"We have invested in building and training a team of engineers and support staff who are experts in the Android mobile environment. We are very pleased to be a part of this program with Google."
Android OS now FIDO2 certified, accelerating global migration
Mobile apps and websites can now leverage FIDO standards to provide a simpler and secure biometric login for over a billion devices supporting Android 7.0+.
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.